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Author Phillips, Shelley.

Title Beyond the myths : mother-daughter relationships in psychology, history, literature, and everyday life / Shelley Phillips.

Published London ; New York : Penguin, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.8743 PHIL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxi, 442 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes Originally published: Sydney : Hampden Press, 1991.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-438) and index.
Contents Bk. I. The Psychology of Mother-Daughter Relationships. 1. The Roots of Mother-Daughter Conflict: A Century and a Half of Unreal Expectations and Myths About Mothers. 2. Self-Esteem and Gender in Infancy and Childhood: The Foundations of Mother-Daughter Relationships. 3. Adolescent Daughters and Their Mothers: "We Fight Because We Want a Relationship" 4. The Snow White Syndrome: Sexuality and Mother-Daughter Conflict. 5. Fathers: Their Influence on Mother-Daughter Relations. 6. Adult Daughters and Their Mothers: Guilt and Super Mum. 7. Therapeutic Rethinking About Separation. 8. Freud and Feminists on Mothers and Daughters: Who Best Describes your Case? 9. Bibliotherapy for Mothers and Daughters -- Conclusion to Book I: The Way Forward: Mending The Mother-Daughter Relationship -- Bk. II. Retrieving Our Heritage. 1. Societies in which Mothers and Daughters are Central. 2. The Mother Daughter Alliance in Ancient Myths and Legends. 3. Matriarchies: Fact or Fiction?
4. The Book of Genesis, Medieval Knights and Witches: Are Mothers and Daughters Vile? 5. Mothers and Daughters in the Service of Patriarchy: Some Insights from Shakespeare. 6. Mary Wollstonecraft and a New Deal for Mothers and Daughters. 7. Marriageable Daughters: Embroidery and the Novels of Jane Austen. 8. The Bronte Daughters: The Loss of a Mother and Sexual Passion. 9. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World!: George Eliot, Female Influence and the New Woman. 10. Henry Handel Richardson: Daughters with Strong Mothers. 11. Colette: Daughters with Strong Mothers. 12. Virginia Woolf: Daughters with Strong Mothers -- Conclusion: Casting off the Strait-Jackets.
Subject Mothers and daughters.
Mothers and daughters -- History.
Mothers and daughters in literature.
Women -- Psychology.
ISBN 0140251863